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Children's assessment of co-design skills: Creativity, empathy and collaboration

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  • Maarten Van Mechelen
  • Alice Schut, Delft University of Technology
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  • Mathieu Gielen, Delft University of Technology
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  • Antonia Clasina Södergren, Design School Kolding

This paper presents a co-design project in a school with 16 children ages 10 to 11 in which three learning goals were defined upfront: creativity, empathy, and collaboration. The first part of the paper demonstrates how these co-design skills were implemented through an iterative process of explanation, practice, reflection, and application. Based on the results of post-interviews and short questionnaires, the second part discusses children's assessments of these skills. Whereas children reported fluctuations in applying these skills, the findings show an overall positive trend towards the end of the project. In future work, these findings will be triangulated with observational data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019
Number of pages7
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year12 Jun 2019
Pages520-526
ISBN (Electronic)9781450366908
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Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2019
Event18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019 - Boise, United States
Duration: 12 Jun 201915 Jun 2019

Conference

Conference18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019
LandUnited States
ByBoise
Periode12/06/201915/06/2019
SponsorBoise Osmo, Boise State University, et al., Langan Barber Foundation, St. Luke's, STEM Action Center
SeriesProceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019

    Research areas

  • 21st century skills, Children, Co-design, Collaboration, Creativity, Design-based learning, Empathy, Participatory design

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